West Ham are considering cancelling their loan agreement with Juventus for striker Simone Zaza, according to reports.
The Hammers brought in the Italy international during the summer transfer window from Juve on a loan deal with a view to a permanent deal.
However, Zaza has failed to impress in his Premier League outings to date and there has been speculation the club could cancel the deal, as a full-time £17.2million transfer will be triggered when he plays a certain number of games.
Should West Ham opt against a permanent move for the 25-year-old it seems as if Zaza could be heading back to Serie A in the January transfer window, as reports suggest AC Milan have retained an interest in the forward despite his lacklustre displays in England.
Zaza has failed to score in three Premier League games so far this term but his record in Italy is fairly impressive, having managed 20 goals in 64 appearances in a two-year stay with Sassuolo, as well as five Serie A goals despite limited game time for Juve last year.
West Ham take on Middlesbrough at the London Stadium this weekend and punters may wish to use their free bet to back the visitors given the Hammers have lost their last four Premier League fixtures.